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PNS Daily News - March 29, 2017 


Here’s a look at what’s making news today: Trump follows through on promises to dismantle climate policies; the head of the White House-Russia investigation says he won’t step down; and coast-to-coast opposition grows to Session’s sanctuary cities stance.

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Public News Service - MN: Social Justice

Women's groups rally and march again today, as part of International Women's Day. (ERA Minnesota)

MINNEAPOLIS – Lawmakers in Minnesota are debating legislation to give equal protection to residents regardless of gender, and they'll be greeted by hundreds of women urging them to vote 'yes' at the State Capitol today. On this International Women's Day, women across the state and globe are

Growing numbers of churches in Minnesota have pledged to provide sanctuary for immigrants if the Trump administration steps up deportations. (isiahmn.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Churches across Minnesota are continuing to pledge their support for immigrants who may face deportation under the Trump administration. Pastor Grant Stevensen said since the November election, churches have been signing on as sanctuaries for those seeking refuge in case of mass

Students have organized a walkout on the University of Minnesota campus to show their concerns about new President Trump's agenda. (sds.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota students are walking out of class today in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. The walkouts are happening at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College as part of a citywide call to action by the "Resist from Day One Coalition." Graduate

Minnesota has the highest number of children living in areas where there aren't enough child care centers, a new study shows. (Mike Baca)

MINNEAPOLIS – A new study shows Minnesota has the highest rate of so-called child care deserts in the country. The Center for American Progress looked at statistics from eight states to compare the number of children under age five to the number of child care facilities. Report author Rash

New census numbers show a big drop in the number of Minnesota kids living in poverty, but thousands more still need help than before the recession. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — New research shows that the number of Minnesota kids living in poverty dropped significantly in 2015, but the state's child-poverty rate still remains higher than it was in 2008. Census figures showed 23,000 fewer Minnesota children in poverty in 2015 compared to 2014 - the

Using a new report, Minnesota transit experts are exploring ways to help close transit challenges for low-income families through new rule changes. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- New research shows families who rely on trains and buses in the Twin Cities face challenges traveling with young children and accessing child care facilities, but some family-friendly changes could be coming to one of Minnesota's largest public transit networks. The "Transit-Ac

A new report details how Minnesota's labor unions affect the state economy and low-income workers. (Midwest Economic Policy Institute)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - On the heels of Labor Day, and as the Twin Cities continue to struggle with racial disparities, a new report details how Minnesota's labor unions are providing economic opportunities, especially for people of color. The first-ever State of Minnesota Unions report shows that the n

As the Department of Justice plans to end its use of private prisons, Minnesota's correctional officer's union wants to keep a private facility in Appleton permanently shuttered. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Department of Justice's plan to end its use of private prisons is renewing calls to keep a private Minnesota facility permanently closed. Some state lawmakers have been considering a plan to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. But the idea has b

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